Minnesota shutdown finally ends

July 20th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Minnesota, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The state government shutdown in Minnesota is finally over after more than a fortnight. The thing came to its culmination when the Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton appended his signature and consent to numerous budget bills, which had previously been approved by the legislature.

A special session of the Legislature was called on Tuesday and then the state House and the Senate agreed to all the 12 bills that were presented before them. The session continued till the wee hours of Wednesday and the impasse ended when the governor signed on all the bills. Despite the fact that the governor wasn’t very pleased with the bills, yet he had very little choice in the matter. Since the last 20 days, Minnesota had been facing a very crucial shutdown and now at least the impasse would end.

Governor Mark Dayton later said that, “I think the Republican majorities in the House and Senate, and I, bear the responsibility for the shutdown. I hope that everyone’s gotten a good dose of better judgment. I’m not entirely happy with this budget. But it’s the best option available. The shutdown had to end.”

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